mount a VM across network?

Discussion in 'Parallels Workstation for Windows and Linux' started by eno, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. eno


    I'm getting the hardware together to test this ability but I thought I'd ask for some insight ahead of time...

    I'd like to network-boot a small network of pc's (identical hardware) via PXE to a linux host os, then use a virtual machine of Win XP Pro for network rendering with some windows graphics apps.

    1- can I mount a VM across the network?

    2- what is the smallest footprint of a linux host os?

    3- assuming I have enough ram for both OS's, can I avoid swapping across the lan? do you expect my performance will be ok like this? I don't mind having local drives with VM's to choose from if it'll improve performance.

    I basically am trying to achieve PXE abilities with windows without getting into XP-Embedded or DIY solutions like BartPE.


    Alpay Kasal
  2. STim

    STim Super Moderator


    I'm not sure I've got you right. Do you mean PXE booting of the guest OS or having a VM virtual hard disk stored on some network share?

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